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Culver City Travel Blog› entry 8 of 22 › view all entries
June 28th, 2008 – by: jenn79
We were in Culver City today, which is a stone's throw from Palms, which is where a lot of UCLA kids lived and a few old boyfriends used to reside. My favorite Brazilian restaurant is here, because its not one of those stomach-wrenching all-you-can-eat churrascarias, but a much smaller, flavorful portion of home-cooked goodness.
Joy was nice enough to pick both Tracy and I up in her huge SUV. I feel like I"m parachuting to the ground everytime I have to get out of her car! She's an amazing driver and took a U-turn so pro with a "hold onto your panties!" that I was repeating this throughout the night =) I'm easily amused I guess =) We made it about 15 min before Alice and Ragnar showed up and got one of the last tables available. Ragnar was so sweet and hugged everyone hello while I inapprorpiately stuck out my hand =) We sat down and ordered 4 yummy dishes! (Oxtail rocks, Tracy's ironman drink is AMAZING, and plantains were yummy! It was perfect for the 5 of us since Joy only pecks at stuff, preferring wine above more solid nutrients.
After dinner and some disappointing flan, we walked over to Zabumba, which is apparently the last time I took out my camera. SAD. When we got to that shack of a restaurant/club, I found out from the owner that it was a hip hop night and it would start nearly an hour later. Being that we were in CULVER CITY, we had to figure out a plan B and quick! Sheila txted me a few recommendations in Santa Monica and Venice, some I've been to or heard of such as Circle Bar and Zanzibar. However, Ragnar seemed like the kind of guy who would appreciate just a little bit of spectacle, so I wanted to go to Highlands, even though it would cost everyone $20 on such short notice.
Off to Hollywood we went! And although it was not the best night I've seen at Highlands it was GREAT music, a not-too-pushy crowd and there were GO-GO dancers which always pump up the energy of a place!! You can see some of the great pictures here: Joy's Blog
Ragnar was so sweet - a true equal opportunity dancing partner and totally proper!! (ok except for the fake boob grab shot!! TOTALLY out of character!) I think he made a couple of random girls' day at the club, as he seemed to just have a true appreciation for movement and music and dance. I would HIGHLY recommend inviting Ragnar to go dancing anywhere!
I picked the wrong day to break in a new pair of shoes and limped back to the car. We departed at 1:30am after 4 solid hours of serious dancing and no drinking! That is my favorite combination for a night out! =)
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